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“Please accept my heartfelt condolences on Bill's passing. I met Bill at Vasco's tavern back in 1975 and that meeting, which is a story in and of...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Kevin Olson - Janesville, WI

“Bill, all of us at Janesville Bowmen will miss you so very much. You were a wonderful friend and always willing to help, whether it was maintenance...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Fillmore - Janesville, WI

“I worked with Bill in the maintenance Department at GM. Also, went on three or four rides with him,Sturgis and rolling thunder in Washington DC. I...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Billy Collicott - Janesville, WI

“was very sorry to hear of your loss. was a friend of bills for a few years and worked together at GM. was very suprised and sadend to hear about bill...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: randy horter - beloit, WI

“My condolences to Bill's family and friends. Bill worked for me for many years at GM in the eighties and I considered him my friend. His ready...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: David J. Adams - Milton, WI

“Very sorry for your loss! Bill was one of my 1st supervisors in '85. Through the years he would brighten the area with his smile. RIP Bill ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Michele McIntyre - Orfordville, WI

“Thank you for all your support. Dad I want you to know you will forever live on in myy heart I love you daddyy love your little girl ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: brittany leighty - IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bill in the maintenance dept. at GM, Bill was a great guy. May he rest in peace. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Steve McNett (Stuckey) - WI

“I was a contract supervisor at G.M. in the same dept as Bill, I consider Bill a good friend and a very interesting person, Bill contributed...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: MIke Rowe - Beloit, WI

“I was a contract supervisor at G.M. in the same dept as Bill, I consider Bill a good friend and a very interesting person, Bill contributed...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: MIke Rowe - Beloit, WI

“I am so sorry to hear of "Leighty's" passing. He was a breath of fresh air to everyone he met when we worked together at the GM plant. God's got...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Kenny LaPage - Honolulu, HI

“Very sorry about your loss. Worked with Bill.He always made you laugh. R.I.P. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Larry Bratzke - Janesville, WI


JANESVILLE- William J. Leighty, Jr., age 61, of Janesville, died unexpected on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, Janesville. He was born in Tennessee the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Leighty, Sr. He served in the U.S. Army, in the Special Forces during the Vietnam War. He had been a Janesville resident most of his life. Bill had been employed by General Motors and retired in 2006; He also was a member of the UAW Local 95, Beloit Rifle Club and the Janesville Bowmen. He loved the outdoors, especially his Harley Davidson motorcycle, hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. Bill is survived by his daughter, Brittany E. Bakley - Leighty of Huntley, IL; significant other, Dawn McLaughlin of Janesville; Dawn's children: Riley, Bailey and Logan; special and close friend, Jim Kingsley; other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charlie; and special friend and K9 companion, Reese. A Funeral Service will be held 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Jerry Amstutz officiating. A visitation will be held on Monday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

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